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  • 04/05/15--16:30: Fluttershy
  • Please use the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic page for image and video uploads!

    About


    Fluttershy is a character form the 2010 Hasbro animated series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.. She is a pale yellow pegasus with a pink mane and a cutie mark consisting of 3 butterflies. She is known for her timidity, kindness, and affinity with animals.

    Origins

    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic premiered in 2010, introducing Fluttershy in its premier episode. She is initially presented as a timid pony who speaks softly until she noticed a dragon, Spike, upon which she became very chatty. The next episode showed her as capable of showing empathy toward animals as she helped remove a thorn from a manticore’s paw.

    Fluttershy is voiced by Andrea Libman in Friendship is Magic.

    Spead:

    On the MLP wiki, the page on Fluttershy has been edited around 2500 times.[1][2] As of April 2015, a DeviantART search yields over 282,000 entries for her [3]. On June 20, 2012, Youtuber Skill;Draw created an edit of the opening of the episode “Sonic Rainboom” (see Yay below) featuring humanized versions of the characters (below). The video has nearly 26,371,000 views



    A canonical humanized Fluttershy was introduced in the film My Little Pony: Equestria Girls. Though the fanartists’ portrayals often differ from this version by adding sweaters or large breasts, the depiction in the film is still one of the most common humanizations in fanart.



    Related Memes

    Flutterbitch/Flutterrage


    In the finale of Season 1, “The Best Night Ever”, Fluttershy suffered frustration from being unable to successfully communicate with the animals in the Canterlot Garden, resulting in her slamming open the door of the castle where the Grand Galloping Gala was taking place during the climax of the episode.

    The next 2 episodes, collectively called “The Return of Harmony”, shown her acting in a rude manner after Discord hypnotized her into subverting her personality, accompanied by a duller, grayer color scheme. The change was reversed by the end of the episode, but later on in the season she had shown signs of regression in the episode “Putting Your Hoof Down”

    Characters Watching TV

    In “Putting Your Hoof Down”, scene involving Fluttershy holding the ashes of a phoenix she was taking care of inspired a Ponychan member to create an exploitable Reaction Image of her holding a small TV and crying at the outcome. It eventually mutated to other characters in reacting differently to events.



    Yay!

    The episode of “Sonic Rainboom” saw Fluttershy cheering on Rainbow Dash while she was practicing the eponymous technique. Her attempts at the cheer were soft-spoken enough to frustrate Rainbow Dash, as a result of the scene some fans took on Using “Yay” to react to great developments, usually with a soft voiced emphasized by small text or a lack of capitalization.



    Honorary Japanese

    When Japanese fansubs of the show appeared in Nico Nico Dogua, Fluttershy’s personality drew comparisons to the “Moe” and “Yamato Nadishiko” anime archetypes, leading Japanese fans to refer to her an “Honorary Japanese”.



    Hootershy

    Some fans like to depict Fluttershy with large breasts, doe to a trend in fiction that involves shy characters having large breasts.

    Search Interest:

    References

    [1]MLP Wiki – Fluttershy

    [2]MLP Wiki – Fluttershy Edit History

    [3]DeviantART – Search results for Fluttershy


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  • 04/05/15--19:59: Emoji Spam Paragraphs
  • About

    Emoji Spam Paragraphs are snowclones which are usually paragraphs riddled with emojis, and usually end with the paragraph asking you to send it to 10 other people. They are often shared on holidays, and received a spike of popularity around Easter of 2015.

    Origin

    The first post showing this was around early January by user Tropius[1], in which he replies to a text about themes of 2014. The post got 248,000 notes, and remains one of the more popular examples of the snowclone.

    Spread

    The snowclone saw a spike in spread during Easter of 2015.

    Notable Examples

    External References

    [1]Tumblr – Tropius


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  • 04/05/15--20:16: Hex Maniac

  • About

    The Hex Maniac is a trainer class from the Pokémon series of video games. Initially appearing as a minor class, the appearance and personality of its in-game representation has made it popular among fans.

    Origin

    Although the Hex Maniac class first appeared in 2002 with the release of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire it was not until 2013, when Pokémon X & Y was released, that the modern incarnation of the trainer class appeared.[1] In-game, the class is portrayed by a crazed-appearing young woman with a black dress, disheveled hair, and a purple cloth.

    Spread

    Despite being a minor character, the Hex Maniac character has proved to be a popular character among Pokémon fans. Over 600 pieces of fan art depicting the character can be found DeviantArt, as well as over 200 on Pixiv.[2][3]

    Relation to Watamote

    Fans of the character have noticed a similarity between the Hex Maniac and Kuroki Tomoko, the main character of the popular manga series Watamote. Because of this, it is not uncommon to see crossovers featuring the two characters in fanart.



    Examples




    Search Interest

    References

    [1]Bulbapedia – Hex Maniac

    [2]Pixiv – Hex Maniac

    [3]DeviantArt – Hex Maniac


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  • 04/06/15--03:19: Buster Sword
  • [Warning: This entry contains major spoilers!]



    About

    The Buster Sword is an iconic weapon from the Final Fantasy video games series, being Cloud’s default weapon in Final Fantasy 7. Its massive size has made it one of the most well-known examples of “unreal sized swords on media[1].” Due to the success of the series, the weapon has since become popular among fans which spawn discussions, fanart and even custom made replicas.

    Origin

    The Buster Sword is the main weapon belonging to Cloud Strife. The blade originally belonged to 1st class SOLDIER Angeal Hewley which was ordered to be forged by his father. The blade was later entrusted to Zack Fair after defeating Angeal in battle as a symbol his honor and dreams. When Zack was gunned down outside midgar, he entrusted the blade to Cloud while telling him that he is Zack’s living legacy. In the main game, The Buster Sword acts as Cloud’s default weapon and would appear in cutscenes and minigames despite if Cloud was equipped with a different sword.[2]. Since its appearance, the sword has also appeared in a number of other final fantasy and SquareSoft or Square Enix games.

    Spread

    On December 18th, 2004, Urban Dictionary[3] user -The Omega Master submitted an entry for the weapon, defining as “A gigantic sword used by Cloud in FF7.” Online discussions about the sword can be traced back as early as May 7th, 2006, on the the Caves of Narshe, an unofficial Final Fantasy fan site[6]. Other discussions can be found in sites such as Neoseeker[7], Gaia Online[8], and Fablehero.com[9]. On September 22, 2007, Youtuber michaelcthulhu uploaded a video titled “REAL Buster Sword”[4] where he shows off his own custom made Buster Sword (Shown left). As of April, 2015, the video has gathered more than 650.000 views. On January 30th, 2014, michaelcthulhu uploaded another video where he shows How a Buster Sword is built[5] (shown right). As of April, 2015, the video has gathered more than 750.000 views.


    On September 20, 2012 Youtube Channel Vsauce3 made a Video Titled “Could Cloud’s Sword Be REAL?” where they explain the science behind the Buster sword. As of April, 2015, the video has gathered more than 2 million views[10]. On May 20th, 2013 Youtube Show Man at arms uploaded a video titled “Cloud’s Buster Sword (Final Fantasy VII) – MAN AT ARMS” where they create a real life version of the sword using smithing work. As of April, 2015, the video has gathered more than 4 million views[11].



    On June 6, 2014 Youtuber Skallagrim uploaded a video titled “Fantasy Weapons Scrutinized: Cloud’s Buster Sword busted!” where he discuss why the weapon is not practical to use in real life. As of April, 2015, the video has gathered more than 245.000 views[12].


    On the artist community site Deviantart, typing the keyword “Buster Sword” on the search engine will result in more than 10.000 results which range from fanart to custom made replicas of the weapon[13].


    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 04/06/15--04:32: Rarity
  • Use the main My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic entry for image or video uploads

    About

    Rarity is a major character in the Hasbro Canadian-American animated television series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She is depicted as a light grey unicorn with a purple mane and a cutie mark consisting of three rhombus-shaped jewels. A notable aspect of her personality is her obsession with clothing, and aesthetics in general.

    Origin and Character

    Rarity is first introduced into the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. series in the first episode of the show, where she meets Twilight Sparkle as the latter is acquainting herself with the inhabitants of Ponyville. She runs her own fashion shop, the Carousel Boutique, and acts as the town’s main fashion designer and tailor. She has a pet cat named Opalescence, and is the love interest of Spike, another major character in the series.

    She is voiced primarily by Tabitha St. Germain,[1] with additional voice acting provided by Kimlinh Tran and singing voice provided by Kazumi Evans.

    Spread

    W.I.P.

    Related Memes

    W.I.P.

    Marshmallow Rarity

    The depiction of Rarity as a marshmallow is the most notable and commonplace example of a Pony Re-Imagining. It became a meme within the MLP fandom due to a popular still frame from episode 19 of season 1 pointing out the physical similarities between Rarity and a marshmallow.


    Bend Over

    Bend Over refers to a image macro series consisting of a character with a menacing-looking look on their face, captioned with “bend over”. Rarity is the most popular subject, with many out-of-context still frames of her turned into examples of the meme.



    Rarityquest

    Rarityquest is an exploitable image meme in which a still frame of Rarity rushing forward while casting a spell, from episode 23 of the first season, is photoshopped onto a variety of backgrounds.



    Sparity

    W.I.P.

    Search Interest


    External References

    [1]MLP Wiki – Rarity


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  • 04/06/15--04:49: Futanari / Futa
  • [EDITORSHIP IS REQUESTED]




    About

    Futanari (abbreviated as “futa”) is a Japanese term referring to a person/character with both male and female sexual organs and characteristics, but mostly drawn with a feminine appearance. Currently, this has also become a genre for hentai and pornography that has become popular in the internet.

    Origin

    The earliest influences of futanari was possibly Japanese folk religion, or even Buddhism due to fantasies about sexual characteristics and deities without a determinable gender. Originally, the term “futanari” referred to a person with both masculine and feminine traits. But in the 1990s, it has been popularized in anime and manga, referring to futanari as what it is today.[1] The first known futanari-themed website, “Futanari Palace”, launched in 2006. The website is a forum for “fans of futanari and other specific fetishes.”[2] One of the earliest known futanari adult manga, which has said to be an example to the genre in the West, is “Hot Tails” by Toshiki Yui (cover below).[3]



    Online Presence/Spread

    On 2004, Urban Dictionary user birdboy2000 submitted an entry for “futanari”.[4] On 2009, “Futanari Obsession” was launched, a blog consisting of futanari, shemale, and other hentai images related to futanari.[5] On 2010, the subreddit r/futanari was created and has more than 29,000 subscribers (as of April 2015).[6] On 2011, “Futanaria” was launched, a pornsite with videos of “real life” futanari women.[7] On November 1, 2011, Vampires on Tomato Juice released a music video for their song “Futanari (Shemale Party)”, a song related to futanari (video below).



    There has also been video games involving futanari. One of them being “Rondo Duo”, a visual novel consisting of futanari and yuri at a high school setting (LP below, left).[8] Another famous futanari-themed video game is “Bible Black”, which has numerous hentai adaptations (cover below, right).[9]



    Related Entries

    Shadbase



    Shadbase is a sexually explicit art and webcomic site operated by illustrator Shaddai Prejean (a.k.a. Shadman), who is known for creating various “rule 34” depictions of fictional characters.

    Notable Examples

    [WIP]

    Notable Artists

    [ALLLINKSARENSFW]

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Futanari[NSFW]

    [2]Futanari Palace[NSFW]

    [3]Wikipedia – Hot Tails

    [4]Urban Dictionary – Futanari

    [5]Futanari Obsession | Home of the Phantom Futa[NSFW]

    [6]Reddit – Futanari: Dicks aren’t Optional![NSFW]

    [7]Futanaria.com[NSFW]

    [8]DLsite English for adults – "Rondo Duo – Fortissimo at Dawn – PunyuPuri ff [Tinkle Bell] [NSFW]

    [9]Wikipedia – Bible Black


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  • 04/06/15--05:31: Phineas and Ferb
  • About

    Phineas and Ferb is a musical-comedy cartoon on Disney Channel made by Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh.

    Plot

    The show is about the adventures of two stepbrothers named Phineas and Ferb, while their pet named Perry the Platypus works for a secret organization, who fights against mad scientist Heinz Doofenshmirtz. The episodes follow the same pattern.

    History

    The character designs of Phineas and Ferb were inspired by the Tex Avery cartoons. The early attempts of pitching the show failed until the creators decided to pitch the show to Disney. The show was previewed in 2007 and it officially premiered on Disney Channel in year 2008.

    Reception

    The show was well received by the critics. It has nominated and it won for a lot of awards.

    Fandom

    Related Memes

    Eyeless Phineas

    Eyeless Phineas is a series of fan art, which depict Phineas without his eyes.


    My Name is Doof

    My Name is Doof is a memorable scene, where Doofenshmirtz tries to hypnotize the viewers.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia


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  • 04/06/15--16:19: Normal Bob Smith
  • About

    Normal Bob Smith is a blogger and YouTuber who is known for his site “Amazing Strangers,” which contains footage of eccentric people filmed around Union Square in Manhattan, New York.

    Online History

    On September 1st, 2000, the domain for the blog NormalBobSmith.com[3] was registered. In 2007, Smith launched the “Amazing Strangers” blog on NormalBobSmith.com, highlighting photographs and videos of unique individuals around Union Square in New York City.

    On December 31st, 2011, the Normal Bob Smith YouTube[1] channel was created.

    On November 14th, 2014, the /r/NormalBobSmith[2] subreddit was launched.

    On March 11th, 2014, Smith uploaded a video titled “Bitches Don’t Know,” in which he interviews a man who repeatedly says the phrase “Bitches don’t know about my style” (shown below). On March 13th, Redditor GeorgeWatts submitted the video to the /r/videos subreddit, where it gained over 3,700 votes (87% upvoted) and 450 comments prior to being archived.



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]YouTube – Normal Bob Smith

    [2]Reddit – /r/NormalBobSmith

    [3]NormalBobSmith.com – Normal Bob Smith


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    On 04/16/2015 The Anonymous posted this on 4chan’s /v/ board:
    “Your guild management is to blame. Mythic was announced almost an year ago.
    If they couldn’t recruit 10-15 people to get a good roster they fail.”


    Image of the Culprit’s Post


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  • 04/06/15--19:24: FAT Hoodie
  • About

    The FAT Hoodie is a drawing fad which is popular within the Furry community on FurAffinity and Tumblr.

    These drawings most often consist of bara (muscular or fat) furry characters who are wearing this hoodie. It has spread throughout artists and has become a fad to draw one’s own character in.


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  • 04/06/15--20:28: King Dedede
  • About

    King Dedede is a videogame character originating from the Kirby series. He is widely known for his humorous qualities throughout the games. He also appeared in the anime series Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, also known as Kirby of the Stars in Japan. His quotes and actions in the anime caused his notoriety to increase, making him very famous in internet communities such as Tumblr.

    Origin

    In April 27th, 1992, Nintendo released Kirby’s Dream Land for the Game Boy. In it, King Dedede stole the land’s food supply and acted as the final boss of the game. He attacked by swinging his hammer, jumping around, and even uses an inhaling attack. Subsequent fights have been very similar to this, mainly only gaining slight changes.



    Since then, Dedede has appeared in every Kirby game to date, save for one. He had also appeared as the main antagonist for most of the Kirby anime series, Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. While he still wielded his hammer, he mainly attacked by ordering monsters from a delivery service known as NME (or Holy Nightmare in Japan). In the anime, he was shown as a buffoon, constantly failing in his tasks and even being unable to read.

    Spread

    On October 25th, 2007, King Dedede was revealed to be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Smash Dojo, otherwise known as Super Smash Bros. Brawl’s website[1]. On April 14th, 2008, Urban Dictionary user inb4landmasterz submitted an entry for King Dedede, in which he described him as “The main antagonist in the Kirby video game series.”[2] On January 10th, 2014, Dedede was announced to be a playable character for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS[3].

    Masked Dedede

    Masked Dedede is the name of King Dedede when he dons a mask in Kirby Super Star Ultra and Kirby Triple Deluxe. In this form, Dedede replaces his old hammer with a mechanical one to battle Kirby. In Triple Deluxe, he gains a second form known as “Masked Dedede’s Revenge”, in which his clothes turn purple, a part of his mask shatters, and he uses a halberd instead of a hammer.



    This form of Dedede has become very popular for fans due to his theme, and has inspired many remixes of it. The remixes range from simple remixes of the song to YTPMVs. The theme originated from a game called Kirby Super Star Stacker, a game only released in Japan[4].

    Right Back at Ya! quotes



    Throughout the entirety of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Dedede had many quotes that exemplified his goofy personality. Arguably the most popular one, “I Need a Monster to Clobber That There Kirby” is from the intro of the series. Many others have gained significant notice from the internet. Examples include, “You done miscalcified!”, “Don’t let them there goo-goo eyes fool you!”, and “Surely you jestin’!”

    Big Gay Dance



    The Big Gay Dance refers to Dedede’s final smash in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. When he uses it, he dances while summoning minions to fly across the screen. The term for the move came in a fanmade video series for SSBB known as Brawl Taunts[5]. It became a running gag in the series, and is somewhat popular within the Smash fandom.

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Smash Bros. DOJO!! – Dedede’s character page

    [2]Urban Dictionary – King Dedede / Posted on 4-18-08

    [3]Miiverse – Director’s Room

    [4]Youtube – Dedede Battle – Kirby no Kira Kira Kizzu / Posted on 2-10-09

    [5]Youtube – Brawl Taunts / Posted on 7-30-08


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  • 04/07/15--11:43: Fefe
  • About

    Fefe is a scorpion character with a human-like face who is often associated with shitposting on the /s4s/ (shit 4chan says) and /r9k/ (robot 9000) boards on 4chan.

    Origin

    On April 3rd, 2015, a poorly drawn illustration of a female frog with the message “allo, my name es fefe” was submitted to the /r9k/ board on 4chan (shown below).[1]



    On the following day, an illustration of a red-and-yellow scorpion with an anthropomorphic face was posted to 4chan’s /s4s/ board, where the character was referred to as a “new 4chan meme” named “fefe” (shown below).



    Spread

    On April 5th, Redditor awilddandyappeared submitted a screenshot of the scorpion 4chan post to the /r/4chan[2] subreddit. The same day, FunnyJunk[6] user chokinandtokin reposted the screenshot to the 4chan channel. In the first 48 hours, the Reddit post gained over 4,700 votes (95% upvoted) and the FunnyJunk post received more than 1,400 upvotes. On April 6th, an anonymous 4chan user submitted a post titled “Fefe is love, Fefe is life” to /r9k/,[3] featuring an illustration of a “kawaii” version of the Fefe character (shown below). That day, Redditor wee/a/boo submitted a screenshot of the post to /r/4chan,[4] where it gathered upwards of 740 votes (89% upvoted) in the next 20 hours. Also on April 6th, FunnyJunk[5] user urgey posted a compilation of Fefe illustrations.



    Various Examples



    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References


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  • 04/07/15--13:15: Rand Paul
  • About

    Rand Paul is an American physician and politician currently serving in the United States Senate as a member of the Republican Party representing the state of Kentucky. As a son of the prominent former Republican congressman Ron Paul, the senator has long been speculated as a potential candidate for the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In early April 2014, Paul officially announced his candidacy for the 2015 U.S. presidential election.

    Political Career

    In 1984, Paul aided his father’s senatorial primary challenge against Texas Republican Senator Phil Gramm. In 1988, Paul worked on his father’s presidential campaign as a Libertarian candidate. In 1991, Paul founded the anti-tax organization Kentucky Taxpayers United in response to Republican President George H. W. Bush breaking his vow to abstain from raising taxes. In 1996, Paul managed his father’s Congressional campaign in which he was successfully elected to the House of Representatives. During the 2008 presidential election, Paul assisted his father’s presidential campaign. In August 2009, Paul announced he would run for the Kentucky seat in the United States Senate as a Republican. In the 2010 general election, Paul defeated Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway. In February 2014, Paul joined a class-action lawsuit against the federal government along with the Tea Party-affiliated advocacy group FreedomWorks, charging that the collection of United States citizens phone records violated their Fourth Amendment rights.

    Online History

    March 2013 Filibusters

    In March 2013, Paul filibustered voting for the nomination of John O. Brennan as the Director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in protest of the Obama administration’s use of drones against noncombatants within the United States. That day, Paul’s filibuster was applauded by host Jon Stewart on the Comedy Central satirical news program The Daily Show (shown below). That month, Paul joined Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee in filibustering federal gun control proposals.



    Wikipedia Plagiarism Controversy

    In October 2013, Paul quoted a section of a Wikipedia article for the 1997 science fiction film Gattaca without citing its source during a speech supporting Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli. On October 28th, MSNBC talk show host Rachel Maddow discussed the alleged plagiarism during a segment on The Rachel Maddow Show (shown below).



    Social Media Presence

    On January 20th, 2015, Paul tweeted[2] a Condescending Wonka image macro directed at United States President Barack Obama, which garnered upwards of 3,200 retweets and 3,000 favorites over the next three months (shown below, left). On January 22nd, Paul tweeted that Mitt Romney would pass a “common core” friendship bracelet to Florida Governor Jeb Bush, along with a photoshopped image containing a note with the word “friendship” misspelled (shown below, right). The tweet was subsequently deleted.



    On January 29th, Paul posted a satirical “secret tape” featuring voice actors performing a mock conversation between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush (shown below). On April 7th, The Washington Post published an article highlighting many of Paul’s social media posts, referring to him as an “Internet troll”.



    Presidential Candidacy Announcement

    On April 7th, 2015, Paul declared his bid for the Republican Party nomination in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election (shown below).



    That day, the @RandPaul[3] Twitter feed began encouraging supporters to tweet photographs of themselves holding signs with the hashtag “#StandWithRand.” Shortly after, the feed retweeted a photoshopped picture of the Aurora, Colorado theater shooter James Holmes holding a #StandWithRand sign (shown below). The retweet was subsequently removed.



    Also on April 7th, Paul’s campaign was criticized for hosting a banner image with the caption “Jew For Rand” on their official website (shown below). The banner was subsequently changed to “Jewish For Rand.”[4]



    Search Interest



    External References


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  • 04/07/15--16:03: Codename: Kids Next Door
  • About

    Codename: Kids Next Door is an animated cartoon from Cartoon Network. The show focuses on Sector V, a unit of the titular organization and their ongoing battle against adult tyranny.

    Origins

    The show started out as spinoff to Patrick Warburton’s Kenny and the Chimp (below), which focused on different characters but was set in the same universe. A pilot of “Kids Next Door” itself, called “No P in the ool”, and an episode of the former show aired during a promotion Cartoon Network was holding dubbed the “Big Pick”[8], allowed viewers to vote for a concept and make it a new cartoon, Kids Next Door was the winner.



    History

    The show focused on the eponymous organisation which fought various forms of tyranny from adults against children, ranging from villains embodying common grievances such as Homework to various plots to rid the world of the KND or children all together. the technology thye used is built from wood and scraps being only kept together by unknown superscience. Various aspects of childhood are taken very seriously and there are parodies of media ranging from Indiana Jones to Dragon Ball Z.

    The show lasted 6 seasons. And also had 2 movies: “Operation Z.E.R.O” which built on various characters and backstory and “Operation I.N.T.E.R.V.I.E.W.S.” which served as the Grand Finale of the series, ending with the leader of Sector V being chosen to join an alien version of the organisation. There is also a crossover special with “The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy” and a Christmas episode.

    April Fools Day Teaser

    On April Fools Day, a video appeared on Youtube hinting at a possible continuation dubbed “The Galactic Kids Next Door”, A related clip as well as an unusual website popped up a few week before. In a week, the video received over 180,000 views.

    Spread

    On 4chan’s /co/ board there are 4120 threads for “KND”[1], 1469 for “Kids Next Door”[2] and 269 entries for “Codename: Kids Next Door”. As of April 6th 2015, searches on DeviantArt for “KND”[4] and “Kids Next Door”[5] yielded 30000-40000 entries. Tumblr also has many results under the tags “KND” and “Codename: Kids Next Door”. [6][7]

    References


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    This is a meme posted when a user of an imageboard posts a ton of content that is shocking and/or disgusting so often, then somebody posts this picture.


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  • 04/08/15--01:04: Walter Scott's Death
  • Overview

    Walter L. Scott was a 50-year-old African American Coast Guard veteran fatally shot by North Charleston police officer Michael T. Slager while fleeing after a brief tussle during a traffic stop in North Charleston, South Carolina on April 4th, 2015. Following the circulation of video footage showing the shooting in the U.S. news media, Slager was charged with murder on April 7th.

    Background

    On April 4th, 2015, Walter L. Scott, a 50-year-old Coast Guard veteran and father of four children, was stopped by North Charleston Police Department Officer Michael T. Slager for having a broken taillight on his vehicle. According to the police reports, Scott fled from the routine stop, prompting the officer to chase him into a lot where he first attempted to subdue him with his electronic stun gun, which proved to be unsuccessful, then resorted to fire his weapon eight times, five of which struck Scott. Meanwhile, the shooting was captured on video by a bystander and provided to The Post and Courier and the New York Times for publication on April 7th (shown below).



    Notable Developments

    Soon after the video clip and the news of the officer’s arrest began circulating online, the hashtag #WalterScott began trending worldwide on Twitter, garnering more than 313,320 mentions within the first 24 hours. In addition, the keyword “Walter Scott” topped Google’s Trending Searches chart with over 200,000 search queries for the day of April 7th.

    Search Interest

    [not yet available]

    External References


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  • 04/08/15--08:28: #ThisGeneration
  • WIP.

    About

    #This Generation is a parody photoshop fad based on a series of images created by Ajit Johnson Nirmal that illustrate the current generation’s dependence on technology. The series was criticised for being seen as a criticism for being born on a wrong generation.

    Origin

    The first images were created by London-based artist Ajit Johnson,[1] where he illustrates the techological depence of the current generation. The images were featured on the website Distractify on March 31st, 2015,[2] and on Johnson’s tumblr, getting over 140,000 notes in a week.[7]



    Spread

    On April 6th, 2015, user MERYLimPeril uploaded to Imgur a variant of the image featuring diverse words and changing the bottom line for #YOURGeneration. On two days, the image recieved -8 points.[8]



    Criticism

    Johnson’s campaign has been seen criticised for the believe it was a generational criticism against the current generation. On April 7th, tumblr user in shepard we trust uploaded a version of the images that parodies the image series by claiming technology is bad (shown bellow), getting over 22,000 notes on a day.[9]



    Various Examples



    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References


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  • 04/08/15--09:47: Doug Dimmadome
  • About

    Doug Dimmadome, owner of the Dimmsdale Dimmadome, is a memorable character from the Nickelodeon cartoon series The Fairly Odd Parents. He is easily recognizable with his stereotypical Texan garb, ten-gallon hat, and southern drawl. Online, he is mostly associated with reaction images, comparisons to people in real life with a similar style of clothing or hair, and phrases that excessively feature the prefix “Dimma” in them.

    Origin

    Doug first appeared in The Fairly Oddparents episode “Nectar of the Odds” which premiered on September 28, 2001 in Australia and September 13, 2002 in the United States.[1] He would become a recurring character on the show, and an occasional antagonist. He would almost always be introduced with his memorable catch phrase “The name’s Doug Dimmadome, owner of the Dimmsdale Dimmadome!”[2]

    Spread

    With The Fairly Oddparents being the second longest running cartoon on the popular Nickelodeon channel, the show and its memorable characters such as Doug Dimmadome became ingrained in the public’s consciousness.[3] On social networking sites such as tumblr and twitter, posts containing reference to Doug Dimmadome are a regular occurrence, with some posts being widely shared.

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    Search Results

    External References

    [1]Fairly Oddparents Wiki – Nectar of the Odds

    [2]Fairly Oddparents Wiki – Doug Dimmadome

    [3]Wikipedia – The Fairly Odd Parents


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  • 04/08/15--10:10: Onii-Chan
  • About

    “Onii-Chan” is a Japanese word for “older brother" commonly used by women to address men who are slightly older, often regardless of their blood relations. Online, the honorific label has garnered traction among non-Japanese Otakus as a term of endearment for attractive male characters in anime and manga series.

    Origin

    The earliest Urban Dictionary[1] submission for the term “onii-chan” was submitted by user MishaMassacre on August 15th, 2007, defining it as “the Japanese word for ‘older brother’.”

    Spread

    On October 18th, 2008, YouTuber Joey Wu uploaded a clip from the anime Clannad, in which a younger sister repeatedly calls her older brother “Onii-chan” (shown below, left). On October 15th, 2010, YouTuber Nazeem38 uploaded an audio clip of a user from 4chan’s /sp/ (sports) board who scolds viewers from the /a/ (anime) board for clicking an audio clip of a man saying the word “onii-chan” (shown below, right).



    On March 2nd, 2012, YouTuber Punicher2191 uploaded a video titled “Now You Fucked Up Onii-Chan,” featuring a picture of the character Konata Izumi from the Japanese manga franchise Lucky Star with an edited clip from the “What Really Happened to Abe Lincoln” sketch from the comedy television program The Whitest Kids U’ Know playing in the background (shown below, left). On July 13th, YouTuber FluffyMixer uploaded a cartoon featuring characters from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic with Punicher2191’s audio clip (shown below, right). Within three years, the video gained over 1.7 million views and 7,000 comments.



    On November 9th, 2012, YouTuber Vio Deni uploaded a video titled “Onii-chan!!,” featuring a still image from the anime Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne accompanied by a young girl’s voice repeating “Onii-chan” (shown below, left). On August 21st, 2013, YouTuber kingmanekin uploaded an autonomous sensory meridian response video, in which a female voice repeats the phrase “onii-chan” (shown below, right).



    On August 14th, 2014, a Facebook[3] page titled “Raep Me Onii-chan” was launched. On November 8th, Redditor rectalrocket42 submitted a post titled “who is the best ‘onii-chan’ in anime?” to the /r/anime[2] subreddit. On December 15th, YouTuber PlayerJ uploaded an anime-themed Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 parody video in which a creepy voice can be heard saying “Onii-chan” in the background (shown below). As of April 2015, there are over 62,700 search results for the keyword “onii-chan” on the 4chan archive site Archive.moe.[4]



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Urban Dictionary – oniichan

    [2]Reddit – Who is the best oniichan in anime

    [3]Facebook – Raep me Onii-Chan

    [4]Archive.moe – onii-chan


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  • 04/08/15--10:39: Regional Gothic
  • About

    Regional Gothic is the overarching name for a literary genre which applies the traditional Southern Gothic genre to other regions of the world such as states and cities. The genre became popular on Tumblr in early 2015.

    Origin

    Regional Gothic likely has its roots in the Southern Gothic subgenre of fiction, which uses unsettling events to explore social issues.[1] While Southern Gothic, by its nature, has its events take place in the southern United States, Regional Gothic tends to focus on other areas of the world besides the South.

    Spread

    Regional Gothic became popular on Tumblr in March of 2015. Posts focusing around the genre use a very specific format, which consists of naming a location, then writing several short, bulleted paragraphs featuring vignettes focusing on horror in a specific region. Popular areas to portray include the New England and Great Lakes regions of the United States.[2] Some popular posts include Midwest Gothic by sparklyandheroic[3] which has over 8 thousand notes as of April 8, 2015 and Southern California Gothic by fanfoolishness and sharkodactyl[4] at over 15 thousand notes as of April 8, 2015.



    Search Interest

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